How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15
with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning
and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Rotate a copy of the trapezium about the centre of the longest side
of the blue triangle to make a square. Find the area of the square
and then derive a formula for the area of the trapezium.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is
covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom
right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being
visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes
so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times
you. . . .
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours,
build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated,
that is all 4 colours appear.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point
of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the
square covered by the triangle as it rotates?
A mathematically themed crossword.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a
Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls,
without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day